This was the first tune Rich wrote when he realized he wanted to put together a funk/jazz band. This is also the chart that got him started (with a vengeance) dovetailing the rhythm instrument figures with the horn lines and starting to think a little more like Horace Silver when it comes to arranging for a small jazz band.
And if that wasn’t enough, this is also Rich’s debut as a lyricist; you can hear him sing this tune in the sound clip below.
The soli section will take some practice and rehearsal. It would not be a good idea to try to sight read it on a gig. 😉 The solo changes are a sort of long-form minor blues that are fairly easy for blowing.
81 written measures, ♩ = 180, level of difficulty is intermediate to advanced (soli definitely leans toward advanced).
Parts come as a PDF file that you will be able to download upon submission of your order.
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